Shelly Kilbury

Shelly Kilbury

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Shelly D. Kilbury aka LaVange
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (unknown - unknown)] [half], [private sister (unknown - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [half] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
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Born to Gene Dale Kilbury and Lillian Fullerton 1/18/1954 who divorced abt 1953. Legally adopted by Lillian's 2nd husband Edward Earl LaVange in 1955 along with my brother K. "Scott" LaVange. Scott uses LaVange as his last name and I prefer Kilbury as that was our birth name.

Married Michael Vicos 1972 divorced 1974** no biological children from this marriage

Married Terry Lee Adkins 1974 divorced 1978. one biological child, (private info) Adkins 7/20/1976 from that marriage. no grandchildren from this child yet.

    • Michael Vicos was my common law husband from 1986 to 1998

I raised his two children by his 2nd wife SunOak Kim-355 (son private info) Vicos and (daughter private info) Vicos since they were 10 and 7 years of age. I consider them MY children. I have 5 beautiful grandchildren from them.

Edward Newman and I married in 2000 and divorced 2011. no biological children from this marriage however I did help raise his youngest son (son private info) who was 4 at the time we met.

Kilbury side - Scotland, Ireland or South England, Scandinavian. GGGGG John Kilbury fought for the British Navy in the Revolutionary War, settled in Dummerston, Vermont, USA

Fullerton side - Scotland GGGGG James "Alexander" Fullerton fought for America in the Revolutionary war. Was captured and set free with 10 other prisoners with food to eat on the way. The food consisted of ground glass and lime baked in bread. He died, after making it home, 10 days later in Upstate NY. My GGGGGrand Mother's maiden name was Sharp.

Buchheit side - Barvian, Germany Rimer side - also Germany

So I am Scottish (paternal and maternal), English (paternal) Scandinavian (paternal), German (maternal) and perhaps a little Irish (paternal) thrown in. My Paternal Uncle, my father's brother, had his DNA tested and the results were:

54%-Great Britain (England & Scotland) 31%-Scandinavian (Norway, Sweden, Denmark) 5%-Ireland 3%-Western Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, etc.) 2%-Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech, Austrian, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Croatia) 2%-Italy/Greece 1%-Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal) 1%-European Jewish (Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Israel) <1%-Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turk

Also, I have at least two full blood, Native American ancestors. I am a glorious mess!


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On 6 Nov 2016 at 01:37 GMT Shelly Kilbury wrote:

The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and has been taken every ten years since. However, data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 because of a 72-year restriction on access to the Census. The last census was released April 2012 for 1940

On 19 Jun 2015 at 20:36 GMT Paula J wrote:

I am so glad!!!

On 14 Jun 2015 at 14:53 GMT Gaile (Gordon) Connolly wrote:

Hi Shelly,

Thank you for the good work you have been doing on profiles here.

I see that you just changed the LNAB (Last Name At Birth) of Ruth Kilbury from Unknown to Johnson-adoptive.

WikiTree has no way to track adoptive parents right now, but there is often discussion about this in G2G (that's the question forum here). Because genealogy is about bloodline ancestors, the LNAB is supposed to be used only for the LNAB of the person's birth parent. The only way to indicate adoptions is to mention the names of the adoptive parents in the biography. If you don't know a person's LNAB then Unknown is the approved way to enter them.

Please let me know if there is any way I can be of help. Thank you and Welcome to WikiTree.

Gaile ~ WikiTree Ranger

On 8 Jun 2015 at 00:28 GMT Paula J wrote:

PS. Everyone makes mistakes. You wouldn't believe the ones I have made!! It took me awhile to get used to the software.

On 8 Jun 2015 at 00:23 GMT Paula J wrote:

Hi Shelly,

Welcome to WikiTree!

Almost finished. You can either grant the trusted list request or fix the last kid that is connected to the wrong parent. I will remove myself from the list after I have fixed everything.

If you delete all the GedCom stuff and write a narative bio and then go to FamilySeach for the census data, you can add the references to every member of the family and it is much clearer.

There is a youtube video on merges if you are interested. The most important thing is take your time and click compare to check every time.

Let me know if I can help you with anything else.


On 5 Jun 2015 at 00:58 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

Hi Shelly,

Just a quick PS

Don't forget to Head over to the G2G forum. and take a minute to introduce yourself in the Tree House or ask a question in any of the other categories. There's also a brickwall tag in the G2G forum: for that "special" ancestor who is eluding you.

if you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

Best Wishes, and have fun adding your leaves and branches!


On 5 Jun 2015 at 00:57 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

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On 5 Jun 2015 at 00:53 GMT Shelly Kilbury wrote:

Hi, I know very little about the Kilbury side beyond my paternal grandparents. I know a good deal about my maternal great grandparents on the Buchheit/Fullerton side. However, I am willing to volunteer and a cousin of mine has a HUGE Buchheit history website she maintains so I can help there. The Leeper side is connected to the Buchheits as my great grandmother's maiden name was Leeper (mother Jennie) and became a Rimer's in the late 1800's. Fullerton I don't know anything besides my great grandparents name Jenny and John and their children. Kilbury and Samuelson on my paternal side is an enigma. Hope to connect to cousins. (Aren't we ALL cousins?)

November 5, 2016

Wow! I've learned so much about my family since that previous post over a year and 1/2 ago! My Tree has expanded by leaps and bounds and every time I solve a mystery it's like opening a Christmas present. I am hoping to get my cousins from all the branches to join in and make it a BIG tree. I can't seem to find anything beyond the mid century of 1700's when my Kilbury GGGGG and Fullerton GGGGG emigrated to the US. Both grandfathers fought in the Revolutionary War....on opposite sides! Any help of how to go about that would be appreciated SO MUCH!

On 5 Jun 2015 at 00:33 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

Hi Shelly,

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